She was arrested at Dulles Airport near Washington DC on Monday, the Justice Department wrote in a press release.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, who is a citizen of both the United States and Mexico, is suspected of having participated in a plan to bring in a ton of cannabis, five kilos of cocaine, a kilo of heroin and half a kilo of methamphetamine in the USA. The 31-year-old will be heard in a federal court on Monday, writes the US Department of Justice. The FBI is also involved in the case.
The husband is already locked up
The Mexican drug baron Joaquin Guzman, as “El Chapo” is actually called, was sentenced in 2019 to life in prison – plus another 30 years. According to the court, he has been guilty of running a “murderous, criminal” business that brought several tons of drugs into the United States. The drug lord had previously managed to escape from high-security prisons in Mexico before he was finally arrested in 2016 and extradited to the United States in 2017.
According to the US Department of Justice, there are suspicions that Emma Coronel Aispuro helped Guzman escape from the high-risk prison Alitplano in Mexico in 2015, when “El Chapo” managed to get out of the institution in a tunnel. They also suspect her of having planned another escape attempt before he was extradited to the United States.
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